Volume 3, Number 5
Crane is the largest town in Stone County. It is located on the Missouri Pacific Rail road, and on Highway 43, thirty-five miles southwest of Springfield and 65 miles from Joplin. Crane is a railroad center being the terminal for the White River Division of the Springfield branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad with an extensive Roundhouse and Machine Shops which support a pay roll to exceed $1000 per day.
Crane is located on a stream of clear water in the center of a large agricultural country and is the central market for produce of all kinds from a scope of fertile country extending several miles into Barry and Lawerence Counties...
Our canning factory and strawberry association bring us thousands of dollars annually... following is a list of business firms:
The Bank of Crane; J. R. Wilson, president; Roy C. Scope, assistant cashier; Capital and surplus, $43,000. Total resources, $350,831. L. H. Ellison, Station Agent. Wiley Dry Goods and Shoe Company. Williams Bros., Grocery Store. Chaney's Barber Shop. Lee Lachmund, Idel Bakery. Johnston and Johnston, Variety and Second Hand Store. Smith and Henry Blacksmith. W. M. Allenger, General Groceries. C. E. McCuIlah, Proprietor Portland Hotel. White's Barber Shop. Light's Garage, Star Sales and Service. John L. Bone, Carpenter and Contractor. H and G Cafe, F. H. Cunningham, Proprietor. E. N. Ware, Pop Corn and Peanuts.
John Bridgers, Tool Grinding and Repairs. Rhodes Produce Company, W. L. Little, Proprietor. Mrs. Lula Miller, Hamburger Cafe. W. B. Hoover, Proprietor Park Cafe. "Bob" Wilson, Stock Dealer and Shipper. The Russel Lumber Company, L. E. Collins, Manager. Ozark Filling Station, Wm. Miller, Proprietor. Jewell Wright, Wright's Studio. Owl Lunch Room, Jack Carr, Proprietor. George Cook's Electric Shoe Shop. J. F. Wright, Watchmaker. Burk Bros., Groceries.
W. E. Hilton, Furniture and Undertaker. J. William Cook, Lawyer. C. Bennage, Service Station. C. G. Wilks, Ozark Garage Chevrolet Sales and Service. 0. F. Douglas, Lawyer, Real Estate, Abstracts and Insurance. R. R. Williams, Mgr. Farmers Exchange, Dealers and Shippers of All Farm Products. Mrs. Clara Wise, White River Cafe. A. J. Woodson Staple and Fancy Groceries. Hayes Hemphill, Proprietor Hemphill Market. Fenton H. Williams, General Merchandise. Mrs. lona Gatton, Commercial Hotel. Dr. J. C. Doggett, Physician and Surgeon. R. H. Williams, Red Front, Dry Goods, Shoes and Clothing. Dr. S. N. Dalby, Dentist.
Dr. H. L. Kerr, Physician and Surgeon. Doggetts Drug Store. B. F. Carney, Farm Loans and Abstracts. Baker and McHolland, City Baker Shop. Farmer Drug Co., S. R. Farmer, Proprietor. Kerr and Mitchell, Hardware and Groceries. Mrs. Roxie Hilton, Missouri Pacific Cafe. J. V. Sweet, Proprietor of Crane Grocery. Jones Cash Market, C. L. Jones, Proprietor. York's Produce Company. Cook and Wiles, Dry Goods Company. A. B. Hilton, Hardware and Implements. W. and W. Motor Company, Ford Sales and Service. Gipson and Ellis, Ice, Coal and Transfer. Crane Telephone Company. Roy Nelson Canning Company, Packers of High Grade Tomatoes in 15 Canneries, Porter Lucas, Secretary. Stone County Oil Company (Independent) R. R. Williams, president; H. H. Wilson, secretary. E. M. Wilhoit Oil Company, R. R. Stratton, Mgr. Bert Gipson, Electric Shoe Shop, J. H. McReynolds, Shoes and Clothing. R. M. Sikes, Watchmaker.
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